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MY FIRST TIME: Soldiers Of A Wrong War Features My First Time 

MY FIRST TIME: Soldiers Of A Wrong War

We released our first full length album in January 2011. That same year, in August, we were lucky enough to play as opening act for one of our favourite bands: Panic! At The Disco. We were literally melting because it was really hot outside, but we were also really pumped up because we had the chance to share the stage with one of the bands that we used to listen to a lot back then. We played in front of a really huge amount of people, it was absolutely amazing….

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Let Your Dreams Guide You Features Guest Blogs The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Let Your Dreams Guide You

This is probably the most important lesson I’ve learned — let your dreams guide you. You have one shot at this thing we call life. That’s it: one shot. If you know what it is you want to do, why you were put on this planet, what moves you — you need to do something about it. Only a small minority of people have this figured out and if you’re one of them, you have a precious gift. And you have to do something about it. Several years ago I…

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What I Would Change About The Music Industry: Digitized and Desensitized Features What I Would Change About The Music Industry 

What I Would Change About The Music Industry: Digitized and Desensitized

One of the things I dislike most about the music industry is also something I really enjoy, so I suppose I’ll have to be the objective Devil’s advocate – or just seem contradictory. What I’m talking about here is technology in distribution. Basically digital music. To preface what follows: when I say I dislike these things, know that my band uses all the digital platforms for our music, and I’d like to think we use them well. But my complaint is that technology has made so much music available that…

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INTERVIEW: Matt Wertz Interviews 

INTERVIEW: Matt Wertz

Infectious Magazine’s Sami Marshall chatted with singer/songwriter Matt Wertz during his short break from his current nationwide Gun Shy Tour. The two talked about connecting to fans through social media, the fast-paced LA music scene, and the subjects he’s curious about. You can check out the full exclusive interview after the jump! Matt is getting ready to finish up the back end of his Gun Shy Tour. You can check out remaining tour dates and buy concert tickets here. To hear more from Matt, you can purchase Gun Shy or…

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Jess Chizuk – Lehigh Valley Line Features Track-By-Track 

TRACK-BY-TRACK: Jess Chizuk – Lehigh Valley Line

We have quite the treat for our readers today! Award-winning indie/folk songwriter Jess Chizuk has given us the inside scoop on her brand new album Lehigh Valley Line. The up and coming songstress from New York put together an exclusive track-by-track and you can check it out after the jump! Lehigh Valley Line is available now, and you can purchase a CD here.

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MY FIRST TIME: Performing With A Respected Artist Features My First Time 

MY FIRST TIME: Performing With A Respected Artist

I will never forget the nerves and adrenaline I got from singing with the talented and well known, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. I was lucky enough to perform three songs with him. Before the show, he pulled me aside and said, “Sing me one of your favorite songs, right now.” I was shocked and taken off guard and couldn’t believe I hadn’t prepared for this moment.

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MY FIRST TIME: Face Value Features My First Time 

MY FIRST TIME: Face Value

Our first split was with emo/acoustic artist, Chris Swartz, in the winter of 2015. He came to us with the idea of doing an acoustic split and we thought it would be a killer idea, being something we hadn’t done at the time. Plus there’s something warm and inviting about an acoustic song, especially in the dead cold of winter in Maryland.

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MY FIRST TIME: Mike & Matt Gevaza – Continental Recording Studio Features My First Time 

MY FIRST TIME: Mike & Matt Gevaza – Continental Recording Studio

The first full length album that we recorded at Continental was the self­titled release from Brooklyn­ based indie rockers John Severin and the Quiet 1s. At the time we were at our gritty Van Dam Street location in LIC. Continental Recording Studio started in Greenpoint, NY in 2008, where we worked endless days and nights honing our craft. We eventually expanded to a location on Van Dam Street in Queens and eventually to our current location is just off of Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. During the early 2010’s we were experimenting heavily with…

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MY FIRST TIME: Table Talk Features My First Time 

MY FIRST TIME: Table Talk

We’ve only been playing under this guise for about a year and a half now but in that time we’ve done two tours, four weekend runs, recorded and released a split, and recently released our first EP Table Talk. We decided early on that we were going to make an honest attempt and try to progress this band in the direction we want it to go. Writing played a huge role in advancing our passions as we really hadn’t played together for a very long time before deciding to write the record. Ryan had…

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